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Lopez Jimenez, Francisco Assistant Professor

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  • Prof. Lopez Jimenez studies the mechanics of soft and slender structures, with the aim of harnessing instabilities and other nonlinear behavior. He is particularly focused in the design and characterization of new composite materials, and the analysis of deployable and lightweight structures.

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  • mechanics of soft and slender structures, instabilities and buckling, deployable structures, composite materials

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Teaching

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  • ASEN 3112 - Structures
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Teaches Mechanics of Materials methods of stress and deformation analysis applicable to the design and verification of aircraft and space structures. It offers an introduction to matrix and finite element methods for truss structures, and to mechanical vibrations. Offered fall only.

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